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Old 29.01.2013, 19:14
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Re: Bringing Dog into Switzerland

You are supposed to arrive during the "normal hours" of the animal care service at Zürich airport. You don't need to make an appointment, though you may have to wait while security calls the animal care service staff. Their hours are Monday through Friday, it's 5:45 am to 11:30 pm, Sat 6:00 am to 3:00 pm and Sunday 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. Web page here: http://www.zurich-airport.com/deskto...spx/tabid-159/

Having said that, we arrived at a normal hour and were processed by someone who looked a bit...er...confused. Have all your paperwork ready.

When you leave baggage, you have something to declare (the animal).
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Re: Bringing Dog into Switzerland

Thank you for the information, but I'm flying into Geneva directly. Are there also "normal" hours there too?
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You are supposed to arrive during the "normal hours" of the animal care service at Zürich airport. You don't need to make an appointment, though you may have to wait while security calls the animal care service staff. Their hours are Monday through Friday, it's 5:45 am to 11:30 pm, Sat 6:00 am to 3:00 pm and Sunday 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. Web page here: http://www.zurich-airport.com/deskto...spx/tabid-159/

Having said that, we arrived at a normal hour and were processed by someone who looked a bit...er...confused. Have all your paperwork ready.

When you leave baggage, you have something to declare (the animal).
Thank you for the information, but I'm flying into Geneva directly. Are there also "normal" hours there too?
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Re: Bringing Dog into Switzerland

Sorry, I misread and thought you were coming into Zurich.

The Geneva hours are Monday-Friday: 7:30 - 7:00 pm, Saturday 7:30 - 11:30 am. I guess you're not supposed to arrive on a Sunday...

http://www.gva.ch/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-254/

Otherwise, same procedure as Zürich airport.
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Sorry, I misread and thought you were coming into Zurich.

The Geneva hours are Monday-Friday: 7:30 - 7:00 pm, Saturday 7:30 - 11:30 am. I guess you're not supposed to arrive on a Sunday...

http://www.gva.ch/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-254/

Otherwise, same procedure as Zürich airport.
Great, thanks so much for the link. I'll give them a call tomorrow morning to make sure someone will be there the day I fly in. Have a nice evening :-)
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Re: Bringing Dog into Switzerland

I plan to buy a dog in Spain with all requirements, microchip (euro), EU passport, etc. Wonder if this is enough and what other precaution I should have?

thanks for your comments and response
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Re: Bringing Dog into Switzerland

Make sure the dog is vaccinated.
If you haven't done it yet, do an obligatory theory course BEFORE you go to Spain.
Pay customs (if the dog's price is over 300 CHF).
Visit a vet with your dog within 10 days after your arrival.

Basically, this is the website with all necessary info: http://www.blv.admin.ch/themen/04670...x.html?lang=en

If you use the search option on this forum, you will find lots of information too.
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